Nikon D5100 vs Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D90, Which is Better

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Nikon D5100 came out finally on April 5th. New DSLR war has began. We have to admit Nikon D7000 and Nikon D90 must be the most strongest competitors for Nikon D5100. Nikon D5100 vs Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D90, which is better? Here is the answer.

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Nikon D5100 vs Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D90, Which is Better?

First of all, let's have a look at the main specs of Nikon D5100, Nikon D7000 and Nikon D90.

Nikon D5100 vs Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D90

Nikon D5100 Features: 16.2MP Nikon DX-format CMOS image sensor; 3-inch 921k-dot vari-angle monitor with wide viewing angle and increased visibility; D-Movie; new High Dynamic Range (HDR) function; Night vision; 1080P/30p HD video recording; ISO 100 ┬ĘC 6400 in steps of 1/3 EV( up to ISO 25600 ); 560 g with battery; EN-EL14 rechargeable Li-ion battery.

Nikon D7000 Features: 16.2 million pixels CMOS image sensor; TTL phase detection, 39 focus points; 6f/s max continue shooting speed, Quiet mode shutter release; ISO 100-6400( up to ISO 25600 ); 1920 x 1080 24fps video recording; 3-inch 10.4 million pixels LCD display; Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger.

Nikon D90 Features: 12.3 megapixels CMOS sensor, 3-inch 9.2 million pixel LCD screen, ISO 200 - 3200 ( plus 6400 with boost ), 720P HD movie recording; Nikon EN-EL3e Lithium-Ion battery.

Based on these parameters above and the hands-on review, the conclusion of Nikon D5100 vs Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D90 is:

(1) If you need a high quality professional DSLR, Nikon D5100 and Nikon D7000 are both the better choice than the Nikon D90.

(2) Nikon D5100 vs Nikon D7000: Nikon D7000 kit is priced with 1300 USD; while the Nikon D5100 with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom Lens in Amazon is $ 899.00. In addition, the Nikon D5100 is added with Night vision; seven special effects, including Selective Color and Color Sketch; new High Dynamic Range (HDR) function. In my point of view, the Nikon D5100 is more competitive than Nikon D7000.

(3) If you are limited by the budget, the Nikon D90 is also the good choice.

The Nikon D5100 is indeed the one of the best value Nikon entry level DSLR camera in 2011.

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